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Syrian Kurds and government discuss post-US withdrawal

Jan. 5, 2019 12:13 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Talks are ongoing between the Syrian government in Damascus and Kurdish officials to reach a deal on how to fill the gap following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, a Syrian Kurdish official said Saturday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the talks'...

Fighting among rebels in northern Syria kills dozens

Jan. 2, 2019 1:09 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Two days of fighting in rebel-held parts of northern Syria killed dozens of people as al-Qaida-linked militants press their offensive against Turkey-backed rebels, a war monitor and activists said Wednesday. The new wave of fighting comes after President Donald Trump's abrupt announcement in...

Fighting erupts between rival insurgent groups in Syria

Jan. 1, 2019 11:56 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes broke out between two powerful insurgent groups in northern Syria on Tuesday, leaving up to seven people dead in the most serious fighting in months in the last major rebel stronghold in the country. The al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham — Arabic for Levant Liberation...

The Latest: Turkey-backed Syrians brace for key town clash

Dec. 28, 2018 1:02 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Turkey-backed Syrian fighters say their forces are on alert and ready for an offensive in a flashpoint Kurdish-held town after Syrian troops announced that they have entered it and raised the...

US says Syrian forces likely fired tear gas on civilians

Dec. 7, 2018 4:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday accused forces backed by the Syrian government and Russia of firing tear gas at civilians and falsely claiming it was a rebel chemical weapons attack. The incident occurred Nov. 24 amid fighting near the government-held city of Aleppo and reportedly left dozens injured....

Russian warplanes strike rebels after alleged gas attack

Nov. 25, 2018 12:14 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for a suspected poison gas attack in the northern city of Aleppo that Damascus and Moscow blamed on rebels. The...

The Latest: Syrian rebels dismiss poison-gas claims

Nov. 24, 2018 10:58 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Syrian rebels have dismissed government accusations they used poison gas to attack government-held Aleppo city. Rebel commander Abdel-Salam Abdel-Razak says the opposition doesn't possess poisonous gases or the...

Syria state TV: 50 injured in rebel poison gas attack

Nov. 24, 2018 6:04 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — At least 50 civilians were being treated Saturday following a suspected poison gas attack by Syrian rebel groups on the government-held Aleppo city in the country's north, according to reports in Syrian state media. Most of those admitted to hospitals had breathing problems and...